Playing Unfair

Playing Unfair

The Media Image of the Female Athlete

Video Cassette - 2002
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It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on female athletes femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field. While female athleticism challenges gender norms, women athletes continue to be depicted in traditional roles that reaffirm theri femininity - as wives and mothers or sex objects. By compasison, male athletes are framed according to heroic masculine ideals that honor courage, strength, and endurance. "Playing Unfair" is the first video to critically examine the post-Title IX media landscape in terms of the representation of female athletes. -- Container.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation : Toronto, Ont. : [distributor], c2002
ISBN: 9781893521711
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)


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